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February 21, 2011 01:01 ET

UK Holiday Home Sales Unveils Industry's Greenest Ever Static Holiday Homes Model With Support of Celebrity Eco-Campaigner Anna Ryder Richardson

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - UK Holiday Home Sales is unveiling the industry's greenest ever holiday home at the Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham on 22-27 February with the official launch by celebrity eco-campaigner Anna Ryder Richardson on Saturday 26th February.

In a first for the industry, the luxury holiday home company commissioned leading static holiday homes manufacturer Willerby to produce 'The Vision', a holiday home incorporating a raft of environmentally-friendly features.

The initiative confirms UK Holiday Home Sales' place at the forefront of best environmental practices in UK tourism and has been endorsed by Anna Ryder Richardson, former star of Changing Rooms and now a passionate campaigner on behalf of her own sustainable and conservation-led zoo.

Anna said, 'Eco-tourism is a major player in changing the way we live our lives and the more we adapt and change our own practice the better it is for the planet. Holidaying in the UK is not only fun but it's also better for our carbon footprint. I love the idea of taking this one step further by buying a caravan that has such low impact on the environment.'

Stephen Twiss of UK Holiday Home Sales, who's been the driving force behind the project, confirmed that the new eco-van will produce savings of at least 45% in electricity and gas costs with huge benefits for reducing carbon emissions and saving energy costs.

Willerby say that the secret lies in the most sophisticated insulation ever installed in a luxury, static caravan. The insulation, including walls, ceilings and floors, provides similar layers of protection as bricks and mortar, taking the holiday homes industry to a new level. 'The Vision' also includes double-glazing, 100% energy efficient lighting and water saving devices throughout.

Anna was delighted that the caravan combines unrivalled eco-credentials with a very stylish interior. She added, 'I love the way it looks. It's very contemporary and stylish but still very welcoming. The lovely earthy colours give it just the right feel.'

The caravan comes complete with free standing furniture, integrated kitchen appliances, a king size bed, space saving fold-under twin beds and a fully fitted bathroom complete with corner bath.

UK Holiday Home Sales anticipate that demand for purchasing the new eco-friendly caravans will be high as potential new owners seek out holiday caravans for sale which will lessen their impact on the environment and make significant savings in energy costs.

Mr Twiss said: "This is a first for the industry and a real demonstration of our commitment to environmentally-friendly practices.'

He added, 'Owning a holiday home is in itself a commitment to a sustainable holiday choice, avoiding air travel in favour of regular holidays closer to home. We are confident that both new and existing Owners will opt for the advanced eco-benefits of 'The Vision', saving costs and further minimising their impact on the environment.'

To find out more about owning a holiday home click on http://www.ukholidayhomesales.co.uk.

See 'The Vision' on Stand Number 3215 at the NEC, Birmingham between 22nd-27th February. Anna Ryder Richardson will be on the stand on Saturday 26th February.

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